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Watt’s Next For Big Blue, Undefeated Texans Square Off Against Winless Giants

The New York Football Giants are stumbling through the early season again in 2014. Their inferior play thus far has become a reminder of the shortcomings that plagued the team last season. As if righting a sinking ship was not enough for Big Blue to handle, in come the undefeated Houston Texans and their $100 million man, J.J. Watt.

09/17/2014

Head Coach Lovie Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during workouts during the first day of rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Silverman: Breaking Down The 7 NFL Coaches Leading New Teams

Seven head coaches are leading new teams this year. Three of those coaches have had experience and are with new organizations, while four will man the position for the first time.

07/21/2014

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Penn State Hires James Franklin As Their New Head Coach

James Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O’Brien as Penn State’s newest head football coach.

01/11/2014

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Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.

01/03/2014

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Palladino: Penn State Boosters Should Be Grateful To O’Brien

PSU fans shouldn’t be upset that O’Brien took the Texans’ job. His two-season tenure at Beaver Stadium gave the Nittany Lions’ program something it hasn’t had for a long time. It gave it normal.

It gave it normal.

01/03/2014

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AP: Bill O’Brien Leaving Penn State To Coach Texans

O’Brien, a former offensive coordinator for the Patriots, took on perhaps college football’s toughest job in January 2012, joining a school rattled by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

01/01/2014

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Hackenberg Leads Penn State Nittany Lions Over Syracuse Orange

Christian Hackenberg threw two touchdown passes in his first college game and the freshman led Penn State to 23-17 victory against Syracuse on Saturday.

08/31/2013

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Serena Backs Giants; ‘Playoff Stache’ Secret Behind Welker, Patriots?

Williams took the Giants, but that wasn’t really her first choice. “I was rooting for the Dolphins,” she said. “We didn’t do so well.”

WFAN–02/01/2012

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O’Brien: Following Paterno Is An Honor

O’Brien said former Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday, was “an icon in the coaching profession.” But he was also more than just a coach, O’Brien said in offering condolences.

WFAN–01/22/2012

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots reacts after he threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Patriots And Brady Crush Tebow’s Broncos, 45-10

Tom Brady tied an NFL playoff record with six touchdown passes as the New England Patriots crushed Tim Tebow’s Denver Broncos, 45-10.

WFAN–01/15/2012

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Amid Sandusky Scandal, Penn State President To Face Alumni In NYC

Some university trustees like the scheduled town hall meetings, but other Penn State supporters aren’t so sure about them.

WFAN–01/11/2012

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Reports: Patriots’ Bill O’Brien To Replace Paterno At Penn State

Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien will be Penn State’s first new head football coach in nearly a half-century, according to multiple reports.

WFAN–01/06/2012

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Super Bowl Rematch? Giants Say Let’s Not Go There

The reality is that was almost four years ago, and much has changed as the Giants and Patriots prepare to meet for the first time in a regular-season game since Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz.

WFAN–11/02/2011